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August Coffee Painting Challenge!

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA

Hello everyone Happy August! ❤

The month of July has been fantastic with the participation to The World Watercolor Month! I am pleased that I’ve created a beautiful series of paintings now available in Limited Edition Prints! This month of August is going to be very interesting, because I am participating to another great Challenge hosted on Instagram by my friend from Norway artist Natali K Haugane aka @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA this Challenge is about painting with “Coffee” interesting isn’t it?

This Challenge has weekly themes Natali said that she chose that because there is more time to get used to paint with your coffee or tea if you would like to try that out. And I personally like that because there is also more time during the week for other type of paintings. I will create one coffee painting at week following the  4 weeks themes, you can see them listed on the challenge flyer. I will post my painting during the weekends here on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart. I find it really cool and I always had fun to paint with “Nature Colors” I did paint  with coffee in the past and I have experimented with fruit and pigmented spices. If you are on Instagram and you like to participate to the challenge post your coffee painting at the end of each week using the hashtag #natscoffeechallenge it would be fun!

If you paint with watercolors #worldwatercolorgroup isn’t much different to paint with coffee, if you never tried and would like to learn how and give it a try, my friend artist Magny Tjelta made a post on her Blog and a lovely video tutorial! I will link it here: Learn Basic Coffee Painting  I suggest you to watch it! 😉

You can paint beautiful things with coffee! I will try to adapt it to my signature style! If you don’t have an Instagram account and you don’t want one, you can still join me here on my Blog, link your weekly post with your coffee painting to me so that I can see it!

Do Your Best! – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Have a fantastic month creating with coffee you would be amazed to see what you can do with it!
Be creative and inspired!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

Venezia - Italy

Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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FLASH SALE!!!! InkTober Ylia Collectible Series!

Day #26 BOX - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day #26 BOX – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russ0

 

————FLASH SALE!!!! 20% Off —-Only until November 30!!!!———

This Flash Sale will last 3 days only!

If you’ve had your eye on any of my  INKTOBER ©Ylia Series paintings available as Limited Edition Art Prints, right now is the time to pre-order  while the whole Series is available at 20% off! This deal ends November 30 at 12pm US Pacific Time. There are 31 beautiful drawings waiting for a awesome home! ❤


Check out  Ylia Series Gallery

Have a wonderful week!

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Night And Day…

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Night And Day – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to debut here and introduce you my latest watercolor painting the title is “Night And Day” she is  another creature from my  “Mystic World Collection” I also wrote a poem to tell  her beautiful story.

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Night And Day – Original Watercolor  ©Carolina Russo

 

Night And Day

When the sun rise
she emits powerful rays of sunshine,
joy and merriment
sending warm feelings of love through the light

and a breeze
move the petals of a sunflower sending sunshine to the world.

When is twilight
she brings glowing light from the sky when
her other half is below the horizon
her rays of sunshine become refraction and scattering
she emits rays of love into a universal light
illuminating the Earth until dusk
she blows stars in the wind welcoming the night.

©Carolina Russo

 

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Details about my watercolor:
 watercolor painting is outlined with a black fountain ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and a  Pilot Prera Pen fine nib,  black ink, painted over a large size 11 x 8.5″ Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and  here

All my watercolors paintings are available for sale in Limited Edition Art Prints heavyweight matte paper made to order.
This painting “Night And Day” is now available as Limited Edition Art Print size 8×10 you can purchase her on my Blog or on my Etsy Shop “CarolinaRussoArt”

For order or for any more question please  contact me ❤

Wish you a wonderful day or a goodnight!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox  2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a cold press 140 lb watercolor paper pad size 7.5 x 9 inches!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup



All my watercolors are available for Sale in Limited Edition Prints for more info to order  
contact me.

 

Have a great day!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Hommingbird – Day 8 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #8 - Hummingbird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #8 – Hummingbird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Hummingbird –
Day #8 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #8 of the World Watercolor Month

Today I loved to paint a blue Hummingbird it is such a small and beautiful bird I see them every day just outside the backyard. I love to paint birds it bring so much happiness to see the bird you’re able to paint on paper! Today I am also joining Laura, that each month on the 8th she host the Draw a Bird Day on her beautiful blog at createarteveryday.com

Day #8 - Hummingbird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #8 – Hummingbird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hummingbirds are New World birds that onstitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm range”. Wikipedia


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and a Blue Pilot Pen G-2 07. Painted over a Watercolor cold press 140 lb sketchbook!

Day #8 - Hummingbird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #8 – Hummingbird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Visit my World Watercolor Month
 Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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In The Woods – Day 4 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

 In the wood - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

In the woods – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– In The Woods –
Day #4 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day#4 of the World Watercolor Month first of all I wish “Happy 4Th July” big celebration day here in USA!
For today watercolor I painted a landscape view that I titled “In The Woods” this time I painted pretty loose and without ink outline!

In the wood - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

In the wood – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor  used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  . Painted over a cold press 140lb watercolor paper pad!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Happy July wish you all a great month!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Lotus Flower – Day 3 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

Lotus Flower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Lotus Flower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Lotus Flower –
Day #3 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day#3 of the World Watercolor Month is a very late night post after a day out. I didn’t want to miss to post my third watercolor!


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005. Painted over a mixed media Sketchbook!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Happy July wish you all a great month!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Sweet Swan – Day 2 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

Sweet Swan - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Sweet Swan – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Sweet Swan –
Day 2 World Watercolor Month

 

This is the second day of the World Watercolor Month is very exciting to see how many artists around the world are participating, there are I guess already around more than two thousands members on the Facebook group so let’s keep up with this great challenge.
For today painting I decided to paint a beautiful and elegant creature a “Swan” I love the gentle sweetness that a swan has I always been fascinated by such beautiful creature. I titled this watercolor “Sweet Swan” it also remind me a beautiful song from my friend EWIAN with the same title “Sweet Swan” you can hear it here. I enjoy this challenge and I will do all my best to make the 31 days painting! Cross fingers! 😉

Sweet Swan - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Sweet Swan – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and a blue Pilot G-2 07. Painted over a mixed media Sketchbook!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Happy July wish you all a great month!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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#DoodlewashDinner at the Beach

Seashore - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seashore – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today to join Charlie for our “Doodlewash Dinner” I decided to bring the idea of the place where we will have our dinner! 😉
And I bring the beach to you! A dinner with a front view of the blue ocean…isn’t it great?

Sorry no food from me today. I was thinking what to paint and since my time today is not much I decided that was a good idea to include the idea of a place and what is better than an ocean view. What do you think?

I like to share this watercolor painting a seascape that I made some time ago. I have the original here framed on the wall. I kept this one for myself and it is just in front of me on my desk! I love to look at it every day when I am seat at my computer. I purposely placed it there a bit high than my 24″ screen, because I feel that is a relaxing view to rest my eyes on it, the color palette is very delicate I feel peace when I look at it. I wanted to have an imaginary  open window on the ocean inside the room.

I also wanted one of my painting to be the inspirational motivator for my daily artworks and doodlewashes  or inspirer for other watercolor paintings it is a constant reminder to be creative and enjoy what I do. It is actually a great idea to try, surround yourself from your beautiful creations or choose a single one to focus on it, enjoy them every day and let them inspire you for more. ❤

Details about my doodlewash:
I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy use it for the variety of colors. The paper used is a Watercolor Cold Press  pad 140 lb size 11 x 15 inches.

With this I am  joining  Charlie at doodlewash  for a #DoodlewashDinner You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!
Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner.

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

Happy Doodles!

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